Submerged Sunday with Goldfish at Emmarentia
Apr30

Submerged Sunday with Goldfish at Emmarentia

What a wunderbar way to spend this Autumn Sunday in Johannesburg – get out there and enjoy your hood before the hordes arrive for the footie… go go go! Old Mutual Encounter Concerts and 94.7 presents Submerged Sunday with Goldfish with special guests Flash Republic, Good Luck and DJ Dean Fuel on the 2 May, at Emmarentia Dam, Johannesburg Botanic Gardens. All may look forward to the electrifying surreal jazz and electronic tunes of Goldfish; the electro-tinged and funky house music of Flash Republic; one of Cape Town’s most prolific and in demand deck masters DJ Dean Fuel and Good Luck’s unique approach to dance music which has molded their sound into a blend of live instrumentation, delicious dance grooves and the sultriest of vocals on this chilled Sunday afternoon. Goldfish consists of the proudly South African, David Poole and Dominic Peters who continue to attract large audiences to their special brand of catchy electronic music using exciting new techniques to create live dance remixes. Even though they are both classically trained musicians, they moved into the genre of jazz.   Their unusual electronic sound is created by using a variety of musical equipment. Concert visitors can definitely look forward to an engaging mix of authentic and vibrant songs. Tickets are available via www.webtickets.co.za for R80 and at the gate R100. VIP Tickets (Golden Circle) are also available for R200. Book early to avoid disappointment. Patrons are urged to buy tickets before the time.  Should the concert be rained out, the ticket may be used for any of the other Encounters Shows at Emmarentia Dam for the same monetary value. Also, please remember that no alcohol, glass or cans will be allowed into the venue – there is a fully stocked bar on site. Entrance to the show is on Thomas Bowler Street. Gates open at 13:00 on 2...

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kidofdoom on tour Again
Nov19

kidofdoom on tour Again

A “swell” band to catch if you’re into Electro, sabre lights and uber-cool looking white kids – meet KidofDoom… plus they travel with DJ Sassquatch so there’s kiff dancing afters….The Chiz tells us they just got back from a successful tour and they liked it so much they’re pushing off again to holiday pastures – they’re also playing at Woodstock – it’s definitely the place to be next weekend for any rockers in the house.  Here’s the scoop – Sharpile Dave!: After a highly successful short tour of the Cape and Gauteng during October and November, kidofdoom  leave the happy homestead once again to complete the trip around the country and promote their self-titled debut album.  This time their dates take in the Woodstock festival, Bloemfontein and swathes of KZN as the band continues to seek new converts to their sound as well as play to the faithful.    “We have been so pleased at the reception the album has received so far, and the live shows have just been amazing” remarked Johann from kidofdoom. “We haven’t toured that much before, so to be getting this kind of reception is just totally cool. We are hoping the rest of the tour now will go as well as the first half!” This independent release is distributed by Kurse Music and is available in good record stores countrywide NOW. Recorded, produced and created solely by kidofdoom it is the perfect independent antidote to much of the mass produced and predictable sounds being released globally everyday. kidofdoom’s voice is unique and now, no matter where you live, you can get to hear it. The Tour Details: 30 Nov            Pretoria, Zeppelins: Van Coke Kartel launch with kidofdoom and Fuzigish 1 Dec               Woodstock 5 Dec               Bloemfontein, Die Mystic Boer 6 Dec               Pietermaritzburg, The Firkin Ferret with the ex-Monkey Sluts band’s side-project 7 Dec               Amanzimtoti, Visions nightclub,  with Low Profile 8 Dec               Durban, Burn with City Bowl Mizers and The Kiff 11 Dec             Durban, Stones with City Bowl Mizers All shows with DJ Sassquatch from Sovereign Academy...

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Represent Recommends: Sundays in Soweto
Jul31

Represent Recommends: Sundays in Soweto

It’s mosdef the place to be to forget your Sunday Blues as winter winds down towards Spring – join Levi’s ekasi at the Backroom in SO-WE-TO for the month of August…  With a line up of some of Rep’s favourite muso’s and DJ’s including 340ml, Lira, Kwani and Khenzero, the old adage of “you don’t want to miss this” rings true for four weekends in a row. Levi’s® Vintage Sunday’s moves to Soweto for the month of August In August Levi’s® Vintage Sundays moves to Soweto for the first time, taking over The Backroom every Sunday night, and giving this vibrant township even more vibe to close off the weekend.  A true reflection of our country’s diverse and inspiring musical wealth, the acts on show are bound to get the venue all heated up with their uniquely South African sounds.  It’s going to be an incredible journey into the heart of good music.  Make sure you’re along for the ride. The weekly attraction will be homeboy and hero DJ Kenzhero, the man who knows how to turn the party on and drop the tunes that we all love.  His style moves from Latin and Soul to Jazz-tinged Hip Hop, to all-out Funk and rare wonders.  He plays all over, but he’s always on the mark. On the 5th it’s all about hip hop.  T.R.U.E. get it all going with their uniquely crafted style that place as much emphasis on lucid lyricism as it does on groundbreaking beats.  The crowds adore them – and they are proud to give the love back.  Zuluboy is also up on the night, keeping true to his roots with a modern mixture of traditional rhythms and future beats.  His energy is boundless – so be prepared to be swept up by it. Albert Frost is joined by the twin talents of Selaelo Selota and Lira to take it further on the 12th.  Albert’s the master of the laidback groove, but don’t let that fool you, because his organic, intricate blues guitar compositions have been known to bewitch audiences around the country.  He’ll be doing just this at The Backroom.  Selaelo Selota and Lira take the stage as a duo, complementing each other’s powerful personas with a shared vision for live brilliance.  Selaelo’s genre-defying jazz-drenched music combined with Lira’s super-sultry, heavenly voice.  What a treat. On the 19th Echoes and Kwani Experience take the stage.  Echoes are three friends with a common passion: beautiful music.  This love is brought to life with their unique vocal melodies and guitar accompaniments.  They believe in remaining fresh and are amazingly original onstage.  Kwani Experience are the 8-piece who always give...

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Represent Recommends: PARTY PEOPLE
Jul25

Represent Recommends: PARTY PEOPLE

It’s definitely one of Jozi’s monthly “must do” events for those of you craving a funked up night out with a dash of live music – Party People always features a dose of hot up-and-coming talent and you know you can rely on the soulful sounds of one of our best DJ’s Khenzero for a little soul shaking – Party People is at Roka on Saturday featuring Miss BEE – sounds interesting 😉 Hallo Party People. Thank you for coming to help us celebrate the Birthday last month…Guess what? It’s that time of the month again and this time we Go BIG with Miss Bee, a part Malawian, part Zambian, Mozambiquian, Zimbabwean born and Canadian nurtured South African singer with the big eyes stands at only 5’2” but has a voice of a chanteuse much larger than herself. Teaming up with American, French, Scandinavian as well as Canadian artists and beat makers brought her into the limelight at various competitions across Canada. Miss Bee performed at beauty pageants, gospel shows, clubs, jazz lounges and opening for Young Buck and Mario; two top selling American artists. She is now back home in South Africa with 2 features on 5th Floor, a Hip Hop outfit’s sophomore album and has performed with a local Cape Town band-Chiroscuro. So come see her live along side DJ Kenzhero and guests @ Roka – Doors Open 9PM.  R50 Gets you in!!! • Ladies come in for free before 9:30 pm • Party People Dinner guests get 10% off • Cocktail special – Buy one get one for free b4 10:30            Oppikoppi tickets Give away!!!!!      ...

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Young Guns back in Jozi
Jul18

Young Guns back in Jozi

It’s chipile and it’s showcasing a diverse range of fringe musicians, two powerful reasons to get to the next installment of Levi’s Young Guns.  In summary, only R20 at the door lets you check out our rising stars starting this Thurs at the Sunningdale Hotel in Corlett Drive – retro!  GO GO GO!  Get all the info below:   It’s time for power performances in Joburg for July!! It’s that time again – a time when the local live music scene gets a much needed injection of pure attitude, hard-edges and super-loud decibels.  It’s time for power performances and even more potent personalities – a time to rock!  Yes, it’s time for the Levi’s® Young Guns tour to take the national stage and give music lovers a taste of how it’s done when it comes from the heart.  Now in its second year, and riding on a wave of euphoria from the initial events, Levi’s® Young Guns promises to be even brasher, harder and more hypnotic.  It’s a tribute to the musicians who play for the love of it, a big up for today’s upstarts who will be tomorrow’s stars. It all begins in Jozi in July and it’s happening at the city’s favourite cult venue, Hotel Sunningdale. The lineup is split across two nights, showcasing the extreme depth of the Joburg underground.  First up on Thursday the 19th are Kidofdoom and Desmond and the Tutus.  True non-conformists with a broad-minded approach to music-making, Kidofdoom have a unique voice, and sing only in the language of music.  Their broad appeal and dedication to fresh sounds have won them many fans throughout the country.  Their partners in crime on the night, Desmond and The Tutus, are making waves with their awesome blend of Rock ‘n Roll, Indie Kwela Punk and Pure Genius.  As original as they come, but with a flavour that’s infectious to a whole range of fans, their stage show is completely mindblowing. It all gets going again one week later on Thursday the 26th at the same venue.  This time it’s Reason and Nthabi in the house.  Reason is a growing force in the ever-expanding world of local hip hop.  His appeal as both a crowd pleaser and a serious lyricist means that he’s loved by both heads and hedonists alike.  Reason enough to be there.  And another one is female free-styler Nthabi.  A remarkable emcee with a devotion to hip hop, she’s been opening ears and eyes with her upfront lyrics and incisive stage presence.  Don’t miss this chance to see her shine. Thursday 19th July – Kidofdoom and Desmond and The Tutus Thursday 26th July – Reason, Ntabi...

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